Chalfont St Peter’s Paccar Scout Camp has been awarded £217,372 by the HS2 Community and Environment Fund.
The award will be used for improvements including a new state-of-the-art climbing facility to suit a wide range of abilities, replacing the existing dilapidated climbing wall at the campsite.
This comes at an exciting time as climbing will be a new sport in the now postponed Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.
An artificial caving complex will also be built under the wall which will be used to provide a realistic, challenging and safe experience of caving for young people who use the campsite. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
39 projects in Buckinghamshire received support since the funding programme opened for applications in March 2017.
Other projects include two that have received grants from the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) including £120,303 for the ‘Open for Business’ project run by the Chilterns Conservation Board which aims to promote tourism in the central Chilterns corridor, and £75,000 for Buckinghamshire Business First for their Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service.
The independent administration of these funds is managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork who will ensure both funds remain available for applications throughout the construction of Phase One.
Community and business groups interested in applying for the fund can find out more at hs2funds.org.uk.